So, yesterday I was given a ticket for a rally (for lack of a better word) at Quest field to listen to the Dalai Lama. I couldn't help but laugh at the irony of a man who is promoting compassion while sitting on the field of a stadium where men basically pummel each other every Sunday.
The organizers did their best to distract us from our environment by having children singing songs of a better world. It almost worked, but the wafting of garlic fries broke the spell and I was brought back to memories of the playoffs and freezing my booty off.
The Dalai Lama praised women and basically said that we need to get back to families. Hmm....where have I heard that before? He said that we need to teach our children compassion, that they are our hope for the future.
We all left with the new resolve to be kinder and more compassionate towards one another...we'll see how long the warm fuzzies last.
Update, birthday celebration
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